Fattoria della Vitae 2004 Chianti Colli Senesi ($8.99)
This is a dark garnet wine with a reddish-purple glint, a little more shaded toward blue-violet than Chianti's usual reddish highlights, perhaps signaling its youth. Spicy black-cherry aromas are typical of basic Chianti, as are its fresh and bright flavors, simple black fruit nicely balanced by crisp acidity, making for a fine food wine. US Importer: Kysela Pere et Fils Ltd., Winchester, Va. (Dec 18, 2005)
FOOD MATCH: Moving away from the stereotypical red-sauced pasta or the traditional red meat (although either would have been just fine), we paired it with a tasty if less obvious match: rich, dark turkey thighs seared on the stovetop and finished in the oven.
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